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The Massive Hedge Fund Betting on AI
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The Massive Hedge Fund Betting on AI

As chief executive officer of one of the world's largest hedge funds, Luke Ellis prides himself on a healthy appetite for risk.

God Is a Bot, and Anthony Levandowski Is His Messenger
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God Is a Bot, and Anthony Levandowski Is His Messenger

Many people in Silicon Valley believe in the Singularity—the day in our near future when computers will surpass humans in intelligence and kick off a feedback loop...

Berkeley Lab Aims to Strengthen the Cybersecurity of the Grid
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Berkeley Lab Aims to Strengthen the Cybersecurity of the Grid

A U.S. Department of Energy project led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will develop tools to detect and counter certain types of cyber attacks on the...

IBM Now Has More Employees in India Than in the U.S.
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IBM Now Has More Employees in India Than in the U.S.

IBM has shifted its center of gravity halfway around the world to India, making it a high-tech example of the globalization trends that the Trump administration...

Robot Spelunkers Go for a Dip
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Robot Spelunkers Go for a Dip

NASA has changed the perspective of science, building satellites to study Earth's surface. Deep below that surface, where it's harder for satellites to see, is...

Robots Could Destabilise World Through War and Unemployment, Says UN
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Robots Could Destabilise World Through War and Unemployment, Says UN

The UN has warned that robots could destabilise the world ahead of the opening of a headquarters in The Hague to monitor developments in artificial intelligence...

Undergraduate Peer-Reviewed Research Journal Debuts
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Undergraduate Peer-Reviewed Research Journal Debuts

The recently published first issue of Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research — a peer-reviewed quarterly academic journal — features research on and...

The 10 Critical Job Skills of the Future
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The 10 Critical Job Skills of the Future

Few organizations are prepared to navigate the onset of economic and technological change, says McKinsey's Global Chief Learning Officer Nick van Dam.

Looking For Analog: Old Button-Mashing Arcades Come Back For A New Generation
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Looking For Analog: Old Button-Mashing Arcades Come Back For A New Generation

Galloping Ghost, one of the largest video-game arcades in the world, sits in an unassuming, single story brick building in Brookfield, Ill., a suburb of Chicago...

Trump Pledges $200M to Boost STEM Programs
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Trump Pledges $200M to Boost STEM Programs

President Donald Trump is directing the U.S. Department of Education to prioritize science and technology education and to spend at least $200 million annually...

Europe Is Designing a New Particle Collider to Take On China
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Europe Is Designing a New Particle Collider to Take On China

CERN, the European nuclear physics research organization, is contemplating the development of a particle accelerator three times larger than the Large Hadron Collider...

Software Industry Supports 10 Million U.S. Jobs, Over $1 Trillion Impact
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Software Industry Supports 10 Million U.S. Jobs, Over $1 Trillion Impact

The software industry supports more than 10 million jobs in the United States, propelling the economy in all 50 states, says a new report.

Baseball Pitches Augmented Reality to Catch Fans
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Baseball Pitches Augmented Reality to Catch Fans

During Apple's iPhone launch two weeks ago, I spotted a 10-second augmented reality demo that could potentially change the way we watch baseball.

Facebook's New 'AI Camera' Team Wants to Add a Layer to the World
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Facebook's New 'AI Camera' Team Wants to Add a Layer to the World

Take a video of a birthday cake's candles sparkling in an Instagram story, then tap the sticker button. Near the top of the list you'll see a slice of birthday...

I Helped Create Facebook's Ad Machine. Here's How I'd Fix It
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I Helped Create Facebook's Ad Machine. Here's How I'd Fix It

This month, two magnificently embarrassing public-relations disasters rocked the Facebook money machine like nothing else in its history.

Massive NASA Solar Dataset Available To Researchers
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Massive NASA Solar Dataset Available To Researchers

Georgia State University researchers have compiled a large solar dataset from NASA, making several hundred thousand solar events found on high-resolution solar...

Former Apple Engineers Working on New Eyes for Driverless Cars
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Former Apple Engineers Working on New Eyes for Driverless Cars

Soroush Salehian raised both arms and spun in circles as if celebrating a touchdown.

Governments Are Testing Their Own Cryptocurrencies
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Governments Are Testing Their Own Cryptocurrencies

Government bankers across the world believe blockchain technology has the potential to replace cash and make other payment systems more efficient.

Tech's Push to Teach Coding Isn't About Kids' Success – It's About Cutting Wages
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Tech's Push to Teach Coding Isn't About Kids' Success – It's About Cutting Wages

The campaign for code education isn't about giving the next generation a shot at earning the salary of a Facebook engineer. It's about ensuring those salaries no...

Wanted: Ideas for Protecting Against Small Unmanned Air Systems
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Wanted: Ideas for Protecting Against Small Unmanned Air Systems

DARPA's Mobile Force Protection program invites input on sensing and neutralization technologies to defend U.S. forces against quickly evolving unmanned airborne...
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